Sector: Society and Culture
Country location: Japan
Grantee: Mr David Kirkpatrick
Murasaki Penguin is artist duo David Kirkpatrick (Australian sound and multimedia artist) and Anna Kuroda (Japanese dancer and choreographer, new resident of Australia). They will perform 'Window' as one of just six finalists at the TOYOTA Choreography Award 2016. Performances will take place at Setagaya Public Theatre, Tokyo on the 6th of August, followed by the winner announcement, conferences and informal meetings.
The TOYOTA Choreography Award was established in 2001 and "seeks to discover and cultivate the next generation of choreographers". Past finalists have gone on to become leaders in the Japanese art world.
2016 is the 10th Anniversary and last year of the event. It is the first time a group including an Australian artist has reached the finals.
- TOYOTA Choreography Award 2016, 6 August 2016
Social media: http://www.toyota.co.jp/tca/; murasakipenguin.com/blog and facebook.com/murasakipenguin
Australia-Japan Foundation grant offer: $6,450.00
Total project value: $49,145.00